Hiking Tour to Pedra do Telégrafo (Telegraph Rock aka telegraph stone)

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From $120.00

209 reviews   (4.94)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover a new view of Rio! The Telegraph Rock hike is one of the most popular experiences for tourists because of the incredible views and the opportunity to make photos that appear that you could be falling to your death at any moment!

This rock is located on the West side of Rio, in a safe neighborhood, outside of the common tourist route.

This experience has two options:

Sunrise hike experience. For adventurous hikers who don't mind awakening very early in the morning.

Morning hike.

Sunset hike experience. For people who don't like get up early in the morning.

The returning times for Sunrise/Sunset:

Sunrise: 05:00AM

Morning hike: 07:00AM

Sunset: 05:00PM

Children under 10 are free.


What's Included

Local Tour Guide.

What's Not Included

Bottled water



Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 59

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • You can also bring your children.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Wear shoes and clothing appropriate for hiking. Consider bringing water, a snack, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a flashlight for the sunrise hike.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Pedra do Telegrafo
The hike to the peak of Telegraph hill will take about 30-45 minutes. From the top you will experience amazing panoramic views of beaches and landscapes. You will have the opportunity to take photos from the famous rock that juts out to create an optical illusion of being high above the ground with the sea below in the background. Watching the sun rise from the top of the hill is even more spectacular and memorable.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Absolutely recommended!
Chagai_E, 29-12-2022
We had an amazing tour with Daniel. He was very patient and was always happy to take pictures of us! After the tour he took us to one of his friends and we had a fotoshoot with sunset for only 50R$. When we were done, Daniel waited with us until our ride came! What an incredible tourguide! Absolutely recommended!
Sunrise Hike
kellyapple12017, 17-12-2022
I hired Caoi to take me on a sunrise hike to Telegraph stone.
I felt like I wouldn't survive the hike. (no fault of Caoi, moreso my ability to climb steep hills).

However, Caoi did keep me alive. The running joke was don't die today Kelly. He pushed me to keep going when I didn't think I could make it. At the end was the beautiful Telegraph Stone where we took some fun pics hanging off the rock and seeing the sunrise.

We started hiking around 4 or 430, which was about an hour away from my hotel so my pickup was like 245 am. Rough! lol.

It's worth it to do the sunrise hike because not only do you see great coloring but you beat the lines which I heard can be lengthy and hot in the sun.

I hired a photographer that was there for 100 brazillian real and he took some great shots with orange glow behind me.

After the hike, later that day I hired him again for a personalized city tour.

It was a great day! he was fun and helpful and would recommend to anyone who likes a straight shooter like myself.
Breathtakingly Beautiful
William_P, 26-11-2022
What a Great Excursion. The hike was definitely a challenge but the end result was pleasing. If you want an exciting time and get some exercise, you gotta do this in RIO.
Pedra do Telegrafo
AndrewLC1207, 19-11-2022
It was a fantastic experience. The hike was great but not too strenuous. The views was magnificent and the guide was awesome and knowledgeable.
Amazing hike with a few photo opportunities
Kirsty_I, 08-11-2022
Caio is a really friendly and fun tourguide. The hike was amazing and the views was well worth the walk! You can do this tour alone, however having Caio as your guide ensured that you didn’t get lost going up or coming down! He likes to make sure you have a photo or 500 making sure that you are happy with the instagramable money shot on the rock!! Would highly recommend.

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